If you can’t make it to the theatre it’s possible to watch a number of productions from your sofa via streaming services.
There are big-name theatres and companies such as the RSC, as well as productions starring famous names like David Tennant.
During lockdown many theatres offered free shows each week, but these seem to be stopping. However, you can still watch shows via subscription services.
Subscription services & rentals
Hamilton on Disney +
You can watch a recording of the original Hamilton cast on Disney +. It costs £5.99 a month – though there are ways to save. For more discounts visit my streaming service deals page.
Wind in the Willows at the Palladium
This production with Rufus Hound from 2017 was free, but is now £4.99 to rent.
This has some theatre but it’s probably best for dance and opera fans. You can get a 30-day free trial. After that it costs £8.99 a month or £89.99 a year – though there’s a £20 discount for your first year.
New shows are premiered every Saturday. Theatre seems to mainly be RSC and an Oscar Wilde season, but there’s a huge amount of dance from the likes of The Royal Ballet and the Bolshoi, with opera from Glyndebourne and others
Digital Theatre is a streaming service that costs £9.99 a month for unlimited viewing, or £7.99 per production.
It includes shows from the likes of the RSC, Old Vic, Donmar, Lyric and Royal Opera House.
Shows includes Funny GIrl with Sheridan Smith, Hamlet with Maxine Peak, Much Ado About Nothing with David Tennant and Into The Woods from Regent’s Park.
There’s also ballet, dance, opera and classical music.